Bay City Public Schools
601 Blend Street
Bay City, Michigan 48706
989.671.8170

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein

Honors Math

Students who are enrolled in the Honors Math courses will be learning materials that is accelerated a grade beyond their grade level peers.

The concepts students will be learning are similar to a traditional Pre-Algebra class.

• Understand derived quantities
• Solve problems involving rates, ratios, and proportions
• Recognize irrational numbers
• Compute with rational numbers
• Understand and apply directly proportional relationships and relate to linear relationships
• Understand and represent linear functions
• Understand and solve problems about inversely proportional relationships
• Apply basic properties of real numbers in algebraic contexts
• Combine algebraic expressions and solve equations
• Draw and construct geometric objects
• Understand the concept of similar polygons, and solve related problems
• Represent and interpret data
• Compute statistics about data sets

The focus of the content expectations is Algebra in nature.

• Expressions
• Solving equations
• Direct variation
• Indirect variation
• Slope
• Exponents
• Transformational geometry
• Data
• Probability

Students will work individually, in pairs, or in groups to solve mathematical problems.

The class is a one-year accelerated course for the self motivated learner. The Michigan Merit Curriculum for Algebra 1 will reinforce the basic language rules of Algebra including:

• Write and understand basic algebraic expressions
• Solve and Graph:
• Linear equations and inequalities
• Logarithmic and exponential equations
• Explore polynomials
• Examine the relationship between logarithmic and exponential functions
• Examine various representations of functions including tables, graphs, and equations
• Use real and complex numbers
• Examine relationships between multiple sets of data

Textbook web-based support Algebra 1